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6 Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month!

Both humans and dogs alike can appreciate this delicious, protein-packed spread. Here are 6 peanut butter dog treat recipes for you to try! We won’t judge you (or tell your dog) if you eat a couple of them, too. Show your dog you are thankful for them this Thanksgiving by giving them high-quality, handmade treats, made, of course, with a secret ingredient called “lots of love”!

Word of warning: make sure that the peanut butter you buy DOES NOT contain sweeteners or xylitol, which can be toxic for dogs.

Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Dog Treats from Golden Barrel


This might be the easiest recipe you ever make.


  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Melt the three ingredients together on the stove, pour into a mold or ice cube tray, freeze until set, and you’re good to go! Dogs love these yummy treats. Make sure you store them in the fridge, as they begin to melt very quickly.

Honey Oat Peanut Butter No-Bake Dog treats from DogVills


The no-bake treats are perfect for the kids to help make.


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup of peanuts

Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then chill for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into 1-inch balls. Store these treats in your fridge!

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats from Damn Delicious


These treats are perfect for Thanksgiving week, since you can use for any of that leftover pumpkin puree that you used in your pumpkin pie.


  • 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree (do NOT use pumpkin pie mix, as that can cause ill effects in dogs)
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs on medium-high in an electric mixer until well combined. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups of flour at low speed, until incorporated. Then add an additional 1/4 cup of flour at a time until the dough is no longer sticky. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter (Damn Delicious used super cute dog bone cookie cutters), cut out desired shapes and place onto baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats from Munchkins and the Military


Dogs love bananas, and bananas can be used as a binder in lieu of eggs, so if you’ve got these three simple ingredients lying around, you’re set to go!


  • 1 1/2 cups of uncooked oats
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 350°. Using a food processor or blender, grind the oats until they’re powder. In a bowl, beat together the banana and peanut butter until smooth (a few chunks of banana is okay). Pour the ground oats into the peanut butter banana mixture and mix until combined. On a floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.

Peanut Butter and Applesauce Cookies for Dogs from the Everyday Dog Mom


These awesome cookies are a hit with commenters on The Everyday Dog Mom. Applesauce and olive or coconut oil make these super nutritious for dogs!


  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups of quick-cook oats
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (creamy or chunky, your choice)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of olive or coconut oil (this is optional)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder

Preheat oven to 350° and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well. At this point, if the dough is loose and crumbly, you can add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of oil. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or, if you don’t want to use cookie cutters, roll into balls. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats from Eating Bird Food


This recipe has the added nutrition of veggie, chicken, or beef stock. Unfortunately, that means the humans in the house probably won’t want to eat these treats.


  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable, chicken, or beef stock

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine flour, peanut butter, and applesauce in a large bowl. Add stock and stir until well-combined. Once combined, use your hands to press the dough into a ball. Place dough on a flat surface and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness with a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Thanksgiving, happy cooking, and of course happy Peanut Butter Lovers Month, from all of us here at HSSA.